Hi, I have chronic back pain, scoliosis and spina bifida, lucky me! I take tablets to help me get through the night and relax my muscles. I have also been wearing a pain patch for a couple of years, recently my patch has doubled because my back pain is a lot worse, since it has doubled in strength I have been very down and bad tempered, I don't like me at the moment who I am becoming. I want to rip the patch off and be me again but it is taking some of the pain away. I am caught in a catch 22 situation. I am due to go to the pain clinic next month. Is there any advice you can give me apart from locking myself away for a month.